Which physical exam and imaging findings are characteristic of pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019
  • Author: Joseph F Tomashefski, Jr, MD; more...
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Physical examination reveals ipsilateral diminished breath sounds and dullness to percussion. Chest radiography and/or chest CT scanning typically shows unilateral pleural effusion, multiple pleural nodularity, and a rind of pleural thickening. The process is accentuated at the lung base, with frequent mediastinal and fissural pleural involvement. [4, 46]


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